Education

Workshops for Children

The Office of Educational Programs offers innovative and engaging workshops in which children and their families explore the collections and exhibitions at the Museum. Through in-gallery experiences and art projects, children learn about the arts and cultures of the world.

Support for workshops for children and families at the Carlos Museum comes from the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation and the Marguerite Colville Ingram Fund.
 

Children’s Workshop: Clay Ganeshas
Sunday, September 13, 2–4 pm Tate Room, Plaza Level
During the ten-day festival of Ganesha Chaturthi in India, clay images of Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu deity, are adorned, offered special foods and incense, and worshipped before being submersed in water on the eleventh day. Artist Gauri Misra-Deshpande will teach children how to make their own Ganeshas in clay. Ages 9 to 12.  Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $20 for non-members. Registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu


Children’s Workshop: Rangolis
Sunday, September 20, 2–4 pm Tate Room, Plaza Level
In India, the practice of creating a rangoli threshold design can
be a daily ritual to welcome happiness into your home or an elaborate artistic endeavor to honor a deity during a special festival. Children will create traditional temporary rangolis with artist
Gauri Misra-Deshpande. Ages
6 to 8Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $20 for non-members. Registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu

 

Children’s Workshop: Eastern Woodland Fire Pouches and Shoulder Bags
Sunday, October 18, 2–4 pm Tate Room, Plaza Level

Children will compare the motifs and styles of the fire pouches and shoulder bags of the Anishinaabe, Seminole, and Muscogee as they evolved from being crafted exclusively with locally available materials to utilizing glass beads, wool, silk ribbon, and silver ornaments acquired in trade with Euro- peans. Children will create their own bags and bead their origi- nal designs with artist Marie DeGeorge. Ages 9 to 12Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $20 for non-members. Registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu


Children’s Workshop: Yup’ik Masks
Sunday, October 25, 2–4 pm Tate Room, Plaza Level

Arctic peoples of coastal Alaska share the belief that there are many types of people—human people, animal people, and other-than-human people—mysterious beings represented in the beautiful composite masks and dance ornaments they made. Teaching artist Pam Beagle-Daresta will lead children on an exploration of these objects and their special meaning to the Yup’ik and Alutiiq people of the North before making their own mask in the studio. Ages 9 to 12. Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $20 for non-members. Registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu

 

Children’s Workshop: Rhonda Holy Bear’s Regalia v Sunday, November 8, 2–4 pm Tate Room, Plaza Level
Rhonda Holy Bear (Lakota) is one of the most important Plains artists working today. Children will examine Maternal Journey, Holy Bear’s sculpture of an Absáalooke woman, her children, and her horses—all adorned with intricately crafted regalia—and then collaborate on a drawing to illustrate their observations. Ages 6–8.  Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $20 for non-members. Registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu

 

Children’s Workshop: Tlingit Animal Totems v
Sunday, November 22, 2–4 pm Tate Room, Plaza Level
Stylized but recognizable crest creatures show clan membership, a vital aspect of many Northwest Coast cultures. Children will explore the crest animals on Tlingit and Tsimshian objects in the special exhibition as well as images of interior house posts and freestanding poles carved with clan-specific animals. Children will then create their own paper “totems” using animals that represent themselves and their families with artist, Ande Cook. Ages 6 to 8Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $20 for non-members. Registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu


University Classes that Use the Collections of the Carlos

FALL SEMESTER 2015

ARTHIST485
M/W
Dr. Rebecca Stone

A large and wide-ranging travelling exhibition of art from all over Native North America will open in October, 2015, at the Carlos Museum. Titled "Indigenous Beauty" and containing over one hundred works from the Arctic, Northwest Coast, California, Southwest, Plains, and Eastern Woodlands peoples, it will be the focus of this seminar. The course includes overviews of each of these areas and then specific concentration on selected works in the show. Students are not expected to have a background in this area, but be able to conduct higher-level individual research and to talk to the class on chosen works. Museology (the study of the theory and practice of museums) is integral to the seminar.

Image: Tunic and Leggings, late 19th century, Tlingit, Chilkat, Klukwan, Alaska. Cedar bark, wool, metal cones.  Diker no. 795.


ARTHIS 729
Tuesday, 3-6 pm
Urbs and Image: Early Modern Engagements with Ancient Rome

Dr. Eric Varner
Pirro Ligorio’s Anteique Urbis Imago of 1561 stands as the first scholarly attempt to reconstruct ancient Rome. Meticulously researched, Ligorio’s reconstruction is based on the close study of existing ruins, coins, ancient texts and 16th century archaeological discoveries.  This seminar will explore the monuments and topography of the ancient city using Emory’s rare 1773 twelve-plate copy of Ligorio’s map and related materials in the Michael C. Carlos Museum and the Manuscript Archives and Rare Book Library.   The seminar will also be working closely with Emory’s digital platform for the map (“Views of Rome’), creating new interactive features for individual monuments featured in Ligorio’s reconstruction.
 

ARTHIS 387/ 592
Issues in the Conservation of Art and Cultural Property

Reneé Stein
This course will provide an introduction to the field of Art Conservation as well as an overview of the principle issues surrounding the care and preservation of cultural properties. Lecture and discussion will address historic materials and technologies, as well as aging properties, deterioration, and conservation treatment. Examples will be drawn from a wide variety of cultures and will represent diverse media, including paper, paintings, stone, metals, ceramics, archaeological remains, and historic monuments. We will examine the use of science to recognize fakes or forgeries, document artists' working methods, and identify historic materials. Discussions will consider issues of aesthetics, artist’s intent, change over time, and compensation for loss or damage.


ARTHIS 319
Kingship in Ancient Egypt
MW, 2:30-3:45 pm

Dr. Gay Robins
Have you ever wondered why the ruler of ancient Egypt is often referred to as a god-king? Does it seem absurd to you that a human being could be regarded as a god? In this class we will explore ancient Egyptian ideas about the king and the office of kingship in order to understand how a mortal king could also be in some sense divine. The ideology of kingship and the duties it imposed upon the king are reflected in much of the representational material surviving from ancient Egypt. We will examine how the Egyptians expressed their ideas about kingship visually, where these images were displayed, what their function was, who the intended audiences might have been, and what this tells us about the divine status of the king. The course will include visits to the Carlos Museum. Class attendance is required.

Carlos Reads Book Club

Carlos Reads offers an opportunity to read great works of literature related to the museum's collections and exhibitions in an informal, small group setting with distinguished members of the Emory faculty as guides. Previous Carlos Reads programs include Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, The LIfe of the Buddha, Plato's Symposium, the Ramayana, Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad, and The Lost Mandala of Sherlock Holmes, among others. Sign up to read and discuss one book, or many.

Carlos Reads discussions meet on Monday nights, unless otherwise noted, at 7:30 pm in the Board Room on Level Two of the museum. Prices vary according to the number of sessions and always include the cost of the book. Registration is required for each club by calling 404 727-6118. 

During the 2015-16 academic year, Carlos Reads will present programs on Alexander the Great, Native North American literature in conjunction with the exhibition Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection, Thomas Mann's Dr. Faustus, and works of Buddhist literature in conjunction with the exhibition Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection.

Fall semester's programs include:

Mondays, August 31, September 14, and October 5
7:30 pm, Board Room, Level Two


When he died in Babylon in June 323 BCE, Alexander III of Macedon ("the Great") was already a mythic figure. Unraveling and interpreting the story of his life and career is further complicated by the loss of most of the contemporary historical accounts, requiring us to read the story through the lenses of later authors for whom Alexander was much more than a simple king and conqueror. Cindy Patterson, professor of history at Emory, will lead readers through three quite different literary portraits of Alexander:  The Life of Alexander written by Plutarch, a Greek philosopher and moralist writing under the Roman Empire, c. 100 CE, who had access to many accounts now lost; the anonymous Greek Alexander Romance, a complex text with origins in the vibrant culture of early Ptolemaic Alexandria; and Mary Renault's The Persian Boy, a 20th-century historical novel in which Alexander is seen through the eyes of a young Persian eunuch who falls in love with his conqueror.

Fee:  $55 for Carlos Museum members; $75 non-members, and includes the cost of the books.  Registration is required by calling 404-727-6118.


Monday, September 21
7:30 pm, Board Room, Level Two

Emory professor Craig Womack leads readers through what he has described as "one of the strongest short stories in all of American Indian fiction and one of the strongest short shorts in any literature," "Summer Water and Shirley" by Creek writer and visual artist, Durango Mendoza. Set on the camp grounds near the Thlewarle Indian Baptist Church in Oklahoma, the story revolves around a child whose playfulness crossing boundaries leads to a life and death crisis. 

Fee:  $20 for Carlos Museum members; $25 non-members.  Registration is required by calling 404-727-6118.
 

Monday, October 19
7:30 pm, Board Room, Level Two

Luther Standing Bear, an important figure among the Oglala Lakota whose ledger paintings are featured in Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection, acquired fame as chronicler of a period of massive change for Plains tribes, as their livelihoods and territories were jeopardized during the late 19th century and early 20th century. In My People the Sioux, a 1928 autobiography with an ethnographic touch, Standing Bear describes stations of his paradigmatic life journey: he recounts his experiences from his childhood in his tribal community to his education at the Carlisle Indian School to his participation in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Levin Arnsperger, Native Studies scholar and assistant director of Emory University’s ESL Program, will lead a the discussion focusing on the various points along this trajectory as well as Standing Bear’s writing style and his place in Native American literature.

Fee:  $20 for Carlos Museum members; $25 non-members, and includes the cost of the books.  Registration is required by calling 404-727-6118.


Monday, November 9
7:30 pm, Board Room, Level Two

One may not necessarily associate American Indians with the sport of baseball, so Choctaw writer LeAnne Howe’s novel Miko Kings opens up surprising vistas on the pursuit of the national pastime in Indian Territory. As she constructs an intriguing narrative about an Indian baseball team in the early twentieth century, on the verge of Oklahoma statehood, Howe weaves a tapestry of stories about 19th- and 20th-century federal Indian policy, race relations, and small-town life. Offering rich insights into the situation of various Native tribes both past and present, Miko Kings is also a witty, original story of resistance and persistence. Dr. Levin Arnsperger, Native Studies scholar and assistant director of Emory University’s ESL Program, will lead the discussion of Howe’s 2007 novel.

Fee:  $20 for Carlos Museum members; $25 non-members, and includes the cost of the books.  Registration is required by calling 404-727-6118.


Monday, November 16
7:30 pm, Board Room, Level Two

The experience of peoples indigenous to California has been misunderstood and misrepresented for centuries. Deborah Miranda (Esselen/Chumash) offers a much-needed corrective in her 2012 non-fiction work, Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir. Miranda presents the brutal Spanish missionization of California Indians and its lasting impact through a mix of poetry and prose, personal experience, and scholarship. Dr. Mandy Suhr-Sytsma, Lecturer in the English Department at Emory, leads readers through this groundbreaking work, drawing attention to the text’s literary features and unpacking the little-known histories it represents. She also helps readers to situate the book in relation to issues facing indigenous communities in California today, including those involving recognition, language revitalization, and the repatriation of artifacts and remains.

Fee:  $20 for Carlos Museum members; $25 non-members, and includes the cost of the books.  Registration is required by calling 404-727-6118.

Monday, November 30
7:30 pm, Board Room, Level Two

In the 2014 novel Sacred Wilderness by Susan Power (Standing Rock Dakota), the Virgin Mary and a Mohawk friend of hers from the seventeenth century seriously disrupt life for Candace, a wealthy, contemporary St. Paul, Minnesota woman. They’re assisted by Candace’s housekeeper, Gladys, a Dakota woman whose strength, wisdom, and good humor carry the novel. Dr. Mandy Suhr-Sytsma,  leads readers through this work by one of the most innovate Native American authors of our day. Where is the line between respectful cross-cultural engagement and harmful cultural appropriation? (How) should spiritual life influence activism, scholarship, and art? And how does history continue to shape the present? Suhr-Sytsma invites readers to delve into these and other provocative questions raised by Power’s novel. She also helps readers explore real landscapes represented in the fictional work, from Haudenosaunee villages of the distant past to urban Native arts scenes of our own day.

Fee:  $20 for Carlos Museum members; $25 non-members, and includes the cost of the books.  Registration is required by calling 404-727-6118.

Workshops for Teachers

Teachers tell us that the workshops and PLU courses at the Michael C. Carlos Museum are unique. They value these programs because of the engaging content and the opportunity to work in small groups with scholars and artists who are not only experts in their areas, but masterful and generous instructors.  Join us this academic year for a rich mix of workshops that range from explorations in the galleries with Emory faculty and curators, to hands-on art experiences with guest artists. 

Workshops will be held from 5-7 pm and will meet in the Tate Room on the Plaza Level. Unless otherwise noted the fee is $8 for museum members and $12 for non-members.  

 


 


Audio Tours
Thanks to the generous financial support of the Sara Giles Moore Foundation, the Carlos Museum is pleased to introduce an updated audio guide to the permanent collections. The guides include fifty minutes of new material, featuring expert commentary from museum curators and Emory faculty members from a number of departments at the University. The guides available on iPod touches, feature enhanced multimedia content offering visitors a greater understanding of the Carlos Museum’s permanent collection. For example, in the Art of the Americas section, images of whale sharks on the screen help visitors visualize the ways in which the Museum’s Chancay female effigy vessel represents the shaman transforming into the giant fish, which serves as her animal spirit companion. 

The audio guides may be rented for $3 at the Information Desk in the Museum rotunda and, as always, audio guides are free to Carlos Museum members.

A second audio tour makes connections between the Museum's permanent collections and the times and texts Bible. Curators and faculty members from Emory University's Candler School of Theology and the Departments of Religion and Middle Eastern Studies explore objects in relation to biblical texts to enhance our understanding of the cultures out of which Judaism and Christianity developed. The guide is available for a rental fee of $2. Museum members enjoy unlimited free usage.

Chamber Music Concerts
The Office of Educational presents a series of noontime chamber music concerts performed by members and guests of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. The concerts are free and open to the Emory community and the public. Please arrive early as these concerts fill up quickly!

A complete listing of fall concerts will be available in August.


AntiquiTEA
A civilized learning experience. Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as museum curators and Emory faculty members and graduate students discuss works of art in the collections and exhibitions.
 
Check back in August for a complete list of fall programs. 
Camp Carlos 2015

The Michael C. Carlos Museum celebrates twenty-two years of providing exceptional summer programs in which children and teenagers explore the human impulse to create works of art. Camp Carlos offers participants imaginative and innovative opportunities to explore the ways in which people throughout time and across cultures have created works of art.

All sessions of camp include studio activities with some of Atlanta's best practicing visual artists, and visits to the Carlos Museum galleries, where campers learn from artists of the ancient world.

Camp hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm. Aftercare is available from 3 to 5 pm.  Camp sessions are $185 per week for Carlos Museum members; $225 per week for non-members. Camp Carlos offers a 10% discount to families registering siblings. Aftercare is available Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 pm for an additional $60 per week.

The teen camp session is two weeks and is from 10 am to 4 pm, with no aftercare.  The cost for the two week session is $370 for Carlos Museum members; $450 for non-members and includes all materials and transportation.

For more information please call 404.727.0519.  To register your child, please fill out the Camp Carlos 2015 Registration Form and email to Ana Vizurraga at avizurr@emory.edu.

Spider Woman to Horned Serpent
Monday-Friday, June 1-5 for children ages 7-9. THIS CAMP HAS FILLED.
Monday-Friday, June 8-12 for children ages 10-12.

THIS CAMP HAS FILLED.
Children will explore a variety of Native North American cultures including Navajo, Zumi, Cherokee, Pueblo, and ancient Mississippian in conjunction with the special exhibition Spider Woman to Horned Serpent: Creation and Creativity in Native North American Art.  Artist Ana Vizurraga will teach children how to create their own clay effigy bowls, sand paintings, medicine bags, and more using traditional techniques. 

The Staff of Serapis
Monday-Friday, June 15-19 for children ages 7-9. THIS CAMP HAS FILLED.
Monday-Friday, June 22-26 for children ages 10-12.

THIS CAMP HAS FILLED.
Camp Carlos heads back into the worlds of Percy Jackson and The Kane Chronicles with teaching artist, Cathy Amos, to explore the contact between ancient Greek and Egyptian cultures in the Carlos Museum collections and in the studio. As Annabeth explains in Rick Riordan’s crossover story, “The Staff of Serapis”: “Alexander the Great conquered Egypt, and after he died, his general Ptolemy took over.  He wanted the Egyptians to accept him as their pharaoh, so he mashed the Egyptian gods and Greek gods together and made up new ones.” “Sounds messy,” Sadie said. “I prefer my gods unmashed.”


Lost Wax Bronze Casting for Teens
Monday-Friday, July 6-10 and 13-17
THIS CAMP HAS FILLED.
Artists from the Inferno Art Foundry in Union City will lead teens in discovering the ancient and complex process of lost wax bronze casting.  In the first week, teens will sculpt original pieces in wax, inspired by the diverse bronze works in the Greek, Egyptian, and Asian galleries.  The second week, participants will travel to Inferno Art Foundry to create molds of their wax sculpture, cast their piece in molten bronze, and then chase and finish their bronze sculpture.  For teens ages 13-17.





Miniatures to Comics: Stories from India
Monday-Friday, July 20-24 for children ages 7-9. THIS CAMP HAS FILLED.
Monday-Friday, July 27-31 for children ages 10-12.

THIS CAMP HAS FILLED.
Visual storytelling in many formats has been an important way to share the epic stories of India for hundreds of years.  Children will look at the 18th century Indian miniature paintings in the Carlos collection, a “kavad” or storytelling box from northwest India, and Indian comic books from Amar Chitra Katha, Campfire Graphic Novels, and Liquid Comics, before writing and illustrating their own comic book adventure with artist Joseph R. Wheeler III.





Camp Carlos 2015 is made possible in part by a generous gift from Panton Capital Holdings. Additional sponsorship for educational programs for children and families at the Carlos Museum comes from the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation, the Marguerite Colville Ingram Fund, and Clara M. and John S. O'Shea.

Artful Stories for Preschools
Preschool children gather to hear a story surrounded by Egyptian, Greek and Roman, ancient American, Asian or African art before looking closely and discussing related works of art, and then transitioning to the studio for a hands on activity!  This free program is made possible through generous funding from PNC Bank and is available for preschool classes on Monday mornings at 10 am when the museum is closed to the general public, offering a special environment for young children to experience art, literacy, and cultures of the world.
  • Maximum twenty children per group.
  • One chaperone for every five children.
  • If your group has special needs, please call to discuss possible adjustments to the program.
  • Space is limited, so please sign up early to reserve a space for your class.
To make a reservation for your preschool class to participate in Artful Stories for Preschools, please contact Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu.

 






This program is made possible through the generous support of PNC Bank.
Additonal support for educational programs for children and families at the Carlos Museum comes from the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation, and the Marguerite Colville Ingram Fund.

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Family Concerts

The Carlos Museum offers an exciting series of chamber music concerts for children and families performed by The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and special guest artists. Family concerts are a wonderful way to introduce children of all ages to chamber music in the intimate space of the Carlos Museum's Reception Hall. Concerts last for approximately one hour. For dates and times for specific concerts, please visit the Museum's online calendar of events.

A complete list of family concerts for the 2015-16 academic year will be available in July.

Family Concerts at the Carlos Museum are made possible through the generous financial support of the Christian Humann Foundation. 


Artful Stories at the Museum

When ancient art, great stories, and inquisitive children are brought together something exciting happens and young imaginations flourish! This program is for children three to five years old accompanied by a parent or other adult. Once a month on select Saturdays, children will be able to sit in the galleries surrounded by works of art and hear stories of ancient Greece and Rome, Egypt, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. After the story, children and their companions will move to the Tate Room to create works of art or participate in activities based on the story and the cultures represented in the Carlos' collections.

For ages 3 to 5 years and accompanying adults. These programs are free but space is limited.  A reservation is required by calling Alyson Vuley at 404.727.0519.

Come back in July to see our full listing of fall programs.







This program is made possible through the generous support of PNC Bank.

PLU Courses for Teachers
Materials and Color in Ancient Egypt

June 8, 9 and 10, 2015
9 am - 3 pm    2 PLUs
Join NEW Carlos curator of Egyptian and Nubian art, Melinda Hartwig for an exploration of the colors of ancient Egypt.  Which colors were symbolic and why?  What materials did the ancient artists use to create the pigments, and what was their process?  How did the natural world influence the hierarchy of color?  Teaching artist, Pam Beagle-Daresta will join us for hands on activities and to explore a variety of ways to integrate art into the curriculum. 
Fee:  $80 museum members, $120 non-members

To register contact Julie Green at jgree09@emory.edu or call direct at 404-727-2363.


2015 - 2016 School Year

Teachers who register for five workshops during the upcoming academic year will be eligible for 1 PLU credit from the Georgia Department of Education.  The special exhibition opening October 10, 2015 and focus of several workshops is Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection.  For information about registering for course credit, contact Julie Green at jgree09@emory.edu
Museum Recognized for Innovative Faculty Collaborations

The Office of the Provost has recognized the Carlos Museum for its commitment to innovative faculty collaborations and to public education. Read the article below and watch the video here.

In the beginning was a mummy. And not just any mummy, but, in fact, the oldest Egyptian mummy in the Western Hemisphere, one of only seven in the world. Emory's Old Kingdom mummy was the first inventoried object (1921.1) in the collection of the Michael C. Carlos Museum. A massive conservation effort in 2011 drew on a university-wide team of conservationists, faculty, and students to restore the Old Kingdom mummy, which now holds a special place in the permanent collection of the Carlos Museum.

However, beyond this one rare and special object, the Carlos opens up a broader treasure chest to Emory -- one intrinsically tied to the university's mission to "create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity." Recognizing the importance of the museum to academic life, Emory's strategic plan, Where Courageous Inquiry Leads, focused one of its framing principles on Creativity: Arts and Innovation. That emphasis -- along with Courageous Inquiry initiatives on strengthening faculty distinction, enhancing the student experience, creating community, and religions and the human spirit -- has helped the Carlos grow even stronger in its support of academics.

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Student Research Blogs
Graduate student Shelly Burian is documenting the process of recreating a Wari textile. The project has grown out of her research with Curator of the Art of the Americas, Dr. Rebecca Stone, as well as a life-long interest in dyeing and weaving.  The final textile will be featured in the exhibition Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles, which opens at the Carlos Museum iin 2017.  Follow the blog here.
Student Docent Program

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join the Museum's Docent Guild to give tours to K-12 groups, students, and the general public. Each fall new student docents are recruited and receive training on the collections. They begin touring in the spring. This provides students an excellent opportunity to develop research and presenation skills. For more information, contact Julie Green at 404-727-2363 or jgree09@emory.edu.

Andrew W. Mellon Internships

Thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Michael C. Carlos Museum offers paid summer internships for Emory University students. Graduate and undergraduate students with strong interest in and aptitude for museum work may gain experience to augment their academic program. Three interns will be selected by a committee of Museum staff and faculty advisors. The internships are ten weeks in length, and students are paid $5,000. This summer's internships will begin Monday, May 18 and conclude on July 31, 2015, though some flexibility in scheduling is possible. Deadline for applying for the Mellon Internship is March 20, 2015.

Summer 2015 projects include:

Between 2002 and 2008, a number of decorated ceramic vases and a great many fragments of others were donated to the Michael C. Carlos Museum by Dr. Dietrich von Bothmer, for decades curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the leading connoisseur of Greek pottery of his generation. Most are Attic black- and red-figure, but there are also some in coral red as well as Laconian and Etruscan black figure and Apulian and Campanian red-figure. Taken together, these constitute a significant contribution to the classical collections at the Carlos. This summer, one Mellon intern  will work with the Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Dr Jasper Gaunt, to lay the foundations for a catalogue of this material. The internship will involve both intensive hands-on study and documentation of the sherds themselves; and library and online research to address topics as they arise, mostly relating to shape, subject, iconography, style, inscriptions, technique and related matters.

The project in the Art of the Americas collection revolves around the planned 2017 exhibition Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles. A Mellon intern will work with Dr. Laura Wingfield, assistant curator of Art of the Americas, to research Maya textiles for the development of in gallery labels and other materials.

The third project offers a Mellon intern the opportunity to work with the museum's Curator of ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, Dr. Melinda Hartwig, on a number of projects related to the collection, from the construction of object reference folders by case/vitrine; organizing current donor files; and the tracing of object provenance to be entered into the museum's object data base, TMS.  The intern will also work with Dr. Hartwig and Elizabeth Hornor, director of education, on the development of a family guide for the Egyptian collections. The position requires an organized student with advanced knowledge of ancient Egypt, Nubia and the Near East and relevant language ability (French/German).

Download the application here.

The Carlos Museum also offers unpaid internships, often for credit, and other opportunities for working and learning in a museum environment for Emory students. For more information about internships, contact Elizabeth Hornor by phone at 404-727-6118, or by email at ehornor@emory.edu.

School Tours
Why should students visit the Carlos Museum? Because throughout time and across cultures, human beings have taken the materials of the earth and created works of art that express their humanity. From the most beautiful work of sculpture to the humblest ceramic pot; these objects reveal the stories of civilization, from belief systems to political philosophies, to societal roles and structures, to patterns of daily life. Docent-led tours of the collections of the Carlos Museum are designed to meet Common Core and Georgia Performance Standards in many areas of the curriculum, providing a vivid entry to the study of world cultures through art. Expand the classroom experience and the imaginations of your students with a visit to Emory’s Carlos Museum. During tours students will:
  • build critical-thinking skills
  • compare similarities and differences (Social Studies Skills Matrix #1.)
  • analyze artifacts ( Social Studies Skills Matrix #10.)
  • draw conclusions and make generalizations (Social Studies Skills Matrix #11.)
  • understand how people express their beliefs and ideas through objects (Historical Understanding; all levels).
  • explore diversity and a variety of religious concepts (Historical Understanding; all levels)
  • become acquainted with cultures and traditions from around the world (Historical and Geographic Understanding, all levels).
Carlos and the Common Core:

Georgia’s Common Core curriculum uses literacy and language skills to prepare students for success in college, career and life.  The Common Core suggests that enduring, mythological stories are essential knowledge and can be the means to practice fundamental learning techniques.  Docent guided tours of the Carlos museums’ collections introduce students to critical-thinking, problem-solving, and the analytical skills that are the basis of the Common Core. In the museum, students are asked to discuss imagery based on mythological subjects, the sequence of events, and to find the main character. Learning in a museum setting builds vocabulary and connects their classroom reading to original source material; works of art as tangible documents of history.  They will compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and patterns of events from several cultures; from Classical Greece and Rome, to ancient Egypt, the Americas, south Asia, and sub Saharan Africa.  In the museum, students will expand their classroom knowledge in a different medium, and will use cogent reasoning and evidence collecting skills to express their interpretations and opinions.  The Carlos Museum’s can be an extension of the classroom and invites you to bring your classes to explore the stories of civilization.
 

Teachers may request tours of the Museum's special exhibitions, specific areas of the permanent collection (up to three galleries, choosing from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Near East, Classical Greece and Rome, South Asia, Art of the Ancient Americas, and Sub-Saharan Africa), or curriculum-based theme tours designed to meet Georgia Performance Standards. See below for curriculum based themes:

Elementary School

Objects Have Stories to Tell:  Shapes and Symbols.  Designed for the young visitor, the students explore objects by looking for shapes and symbols of diverse cultures. What meaning might the shapes have?  How were they significant to people from long ago who made them? This 45-minute experience includes gallery explorations in small groups with museum docents.  Students draw shapes and symbols, hear ancient stories from Egypt, Greece, or south Asia, and decorate their hands with roller stamps based on the geometric shapes and patterns from the ancient Americas. NEW Fall 2014

Resources for Objects Have Stories to Tell:
PDF Kindergarten Standards: http://carlos.emory.edu/sites/default/files/kindergarten_copy.pdf


Archaeology. As they explore the galleries, students will learn about pioneering archaeologists like Kathleen Kenyon and the development of stratigraphy at the ancient site of Jericho. They will discover the excitement of analyzing artifacts once they have come out of the ground, from Egyptian mummies and coffins to sculpture, pottery, and jewelry from ancient Greece. They will discover the role of x-rays, chemical analysis, and other scientific techniques that contribute to an archaeologist’s understanding of an object.





Mythology. The Carlos collections abound with images from favorite mythological stories. Put a Percy Jackson spin on the Greek collection and see the Greek myths through the Rick Riordan characters. In the Egyptian galleries explore the battle between Seth and Osiris, and learn about the "weighing of the heart". The Art of the Americas includes the ancient Andean, Maya, and native north American peoples and their imagery. Students can explore character, plot, and setting, but also the larger meanings the myths had for the cultures that developed them.


Majority Rules. Developed by museum staff and 3rd grade teachers under a grant by the Georgia Humanities Council, this interactive tour for elementary students is aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards for 3rd grade. It introduces students to 5th-century Athens during the construction of the Parthenon and the development of the roots of democracy. The stories on ancient Greek vases depict scenes from the classics of Greek literature from the Trojan War to Odysseus’ voyage; the stories that are the exemplar of excellence and honor. Students will dress in a chiton and learn what it meant to be a Greek citizen; they will wear the olive wreath of the victorious Olympic athlete; and they will barter with blow-up versions of coins from the collection. Visit www.carlos.emory.edu for the Greek Passport booklet for students, Majority Rules vocabulary, and a follow up lesson plan.




Middle School

7th Grade:  Continuity and Change: Material Culture in Africa and South Asia. This journey through the galleries explores objects related to Hinduism and Buddhism including Durga subduing the buffalo demon, and Buddha in the famous “calling the earth to witness” posture. Oil lamps, pilgrim flasks, and images of Jonah swimming represent only a few of the objects created during the formative years of Judaism and Christianity. In the African galleries, students will explore objects from the traditional, indigenous religions as well as pieces influenced by the spread of Christianity and Islam. Objects that reflect the influence of European colonization can be seen in traditional shrine sculptures that include images based on imported objects such as umbrellas, top hats, and teapots. The gold figures and weights from Ghana come from the Asante people who once controlled the gold trade and developed kente cloth, the fabric that has come to represent the rich cultures of Africa throughout much of the world.


The Ancient Americans Before the Collision of Cultures. Students explore the civilizations that were in place when the Europeans arrived. Learn about the economic system that united the enormous Inka Empire through the use of a knotted code. The importance of maize is seen in planting implements, painted ceramics, and jewelry. The art of personal adornment is highlighted from giant, gold earspools and labrets to body paint. Students will have an opportunity to decorate their bodies with patterns based on the ancient American roller stamps in the museum.

African Kingdoms. Explore the great African kingdoms including the Asante, Yoruba, and the ancient kingdom of Ethiopia. Students will be introduced to images of power in warrior figures, elite jewelry, ritual weapons, and objects that represent spiritual power contained in masks and a magnificent egungun costume. Objects that reflect the influence of European colonization can be seen in traditional shrine sculptures that include images based on imported objects such as umbrellas, top hats, and teapots. The gold figures and weights from Ghana come from the Asante people who once controlled the gold trade and developed kente cloth, the fabric that has come to represent the rich cultures of Africa to much of the world. For additional resources for the African collections, see Discovery Outreach Program Royal Class: Kente, Gold Trade and the Asante Kingdom.

High School

World History. Explore the ancient Mediterranean world, birthplace of writing and laws. See Egyptian and Nubian art showcasing decorated coffins, mummies, and hieroglyphs on papyrus and carved in stone. The Classical galleries emphasize the great stories of civilization on painted pottery and include objects from ancient athletic games, architecture, theater and beautifully crafted items traded throughout the Mediterranean.The Asian galleries introduce the dynamic images of the Hindu religion and the calm serenity of images of the Buddha. Enter the ancient American world for Maya and Inka works expressing the bond between the natural and supernatural worlds and the religious system of shamanism, found throughout the Americas. The African collection includes traditional objects for public festival and private ritual use, and images that show the influence of European colonization.

Ancient Civilizations. The ancient civilizations of the Near East, Egypt, and Greece come to life in the galleries at the Carlos. Students can explore the first settled communities of the Fertile Crescent, where writing, law, and trade developed. They can experience first hand the grandeur of ancient Egypt through mummies, elaborately painted coffins, royal sculpture, and hieroglyphic inscriptions on papyrus. In the ancient Greek galleries, sculpture, painted pottery, coins, and jewelry convey the richness of Greek mythology, the cultural values of honor and excellence, and the development of theater and epic poetry. Students will discover how Alexander the Great spread “Hellenism” from North Africa to Roman Britain through warfare, but also through trade and the spread of the Greek language.

Times and Texts of the Bible. Learn how objects from the Egyptian, Near Eastern, and Classical collections relate to the times and texts of the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament. Tour includes an exploration of cylinder seals, pilgrim flasks, oil lamps and images of Bible stories left on pottery fragments from 1st century North Africa.

Foreign Languages

Spanish classes: Vea Y Explore. Spanish explorers brought their language to Meso, Central, and South America, but remarkable indigenous cultures predated their arrival. The ancient American galleries feature intricate textiles, elaborate work in gold and silver, and ceramics created by the Inka, Maya and other cultures in the region.






Latin Classes: Ars Longa, Vita Brevis. Since art is long and life, short, seize the day and visit Ulysses and the Cyclops, Menelaus and Helen, Europa and the Bull, and the Emperor Tiberius. Discover the importance of Roman imperial portraiture and propaganda. Find images of metamorphoses and reinforce your reading with scenes from Ovid and Virgil. Explore Roman funeral rituals and translate inscription on cinerary urns. Meet Romulus and Remus and see how important archaeology is in understanding the objects from Roman daily life.


Art Classes

Drawing in the Galleries: Tour and Workshop. Throughout history artists have drawn their inspiration and honed their eye by drawing from the great works of art. Why not inspire the young artists of Georgia with the Carlos collections? Spend an hour and a half exploring a collection, discussing the elements of art and drawing technique, and participating in a sustained drawing activity guided by experienced docent-artists.
Museum Tours

Public Tours: Members of the Museum's Docent Guild lead public tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tours begin in the Rotunda on Level One of the Museum.

Docent-led tours are available for groups of ten or more by appointment. Please call 404-727-0519 to schedule a tour for your group. Please call at least two weeks in advance.

 

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Funding for Field Trips
Need help funding transportation for a Museum visit?
A generous member of the Carlos Museum's Advisory Board and the Emory Women's Club has given funding to support the cost of bus transportation to the Museum for Title I schools.  K-12 teachers may receive up to $300 towards the cost of bus transportation.  Contact Ana Vizurraga at 404.727.4280 or avizurr@emory.edu to apply. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Target Field Trip Grants provides grants that allow teachers and students to learn in all kinds of settings. To apply for a Field Trip Grant go to www.corporate.target.com/corporate-responsiblity/grants.
How to Schedule a Tour for Your Homeschool Group

The Michael C. Carlos Museum welcomes homeschool school groups to explore the Museum's collections and special exhibitions with members of the Museum's Docent Guild.

To schedule a guided tour, download the new Tour Reservation Request Form, which can be filled out and returned to the Museum by email to avuley@emory.edu or by fax to 404-727-4292.
After typing information into the form please click the Save button at the end of the form.
Once your tour request form is received, you will be contacted by Office of Educational Programs staff to confirm your tour. Your tour is not confirmed simply by submitting the request form, but only when you have received an email confirmation and invoice.

Tour Times: Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon.
Group Size: Maximum number is 65 students per hour. Grade levels larger than 65 may schedule back to back tours.
Length of Tour: 50 minutes.
Chaperones: One per every ten students required.
Fees: Visits are $6 per student. One chaperone for every ten students is free. Additional adults are $7 each.
Confirmation: You will receive an email confirming your tour date and time and invoicing you for payment.
Directions: Directions to the Museum and Parking Information.
How to Schedule a School Tour

The Michael C. Carlos Museum welcomes school groups to explore the Museum's collections and special exhibitions with members of the Museum's Docent Guild.

To schedule a guided tour, download the new Tour Reservation Request Form, which can be filled out and returned to the Museum by email to alyson.vuley@emory.edu or by fax to 404-727-4292. Once your tour request form is received, you will be contacted by Office of Educational Programs staff to confirm your tour.  Your tour is not confirmed simply by submiting the request form, but only when you have received an email confirmation and invoice.

Tour Times: Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon.

Group Size: Maximum number is 65 students per hour. Grade levels larger than 65 may schedule back to back tours. Length of Tour: 50 minutes.

Length of Tours: 50 minutes.

Chaperones: One per every ten students required.

Fees: Visits are $6 per student. One chaperone for every ten students is free. Additional adults are $7 each.

Confirmation: You will receive an email confirming your tour date and time and invoicing you for payment.

Directions: Directions to the Museum and Parking Information.

Self-guided tours
Teachers who wish to guide their own groups are welcome to do so. Please remember that self-guided groups must also be scheduled in advance to avoid overcrowding in the galleries.

 

Funding for Field Trips

Need help funding transportation for a Museum visit?

A generous member of the Carlos Museum's Advisory Board has given funding to support the cost of bus transportation to the Museum for Title I schools.  K-12 teachers may receive up to $300 towards the cost of bus transporation.  Contact Julie Green at 404.727.2363 or jgree09@emory.edu to apply. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Target Field Trip Grants provides grants that allow teachers and students to learn in all kinds of settings. To apply for a Field Trip Grant go to www.corporate.target.com/corporate-responsiblity/grants.

For Families: Explore the Greek and South Asian Collections at the Carlos with Our New Family Guides!
Thanks to the generosity of the Ceres Foundation and to the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Carlos is pleased to offer family guides to our Greek and South Asian collections.  Featuring die-cut images of objects in the collection, lively text, and quotes from ancient sources, these collectable guides make exploring the galleries fun for children as they search for the featured objects and discover more about them.

The guides are available at no charge at the Reception Desk on Level One.
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Access to Images in the Carlos Museum Collections
Over 1,000 high resolution images of works of art in the Carlos Museum's collections are available online through a web-based, searchable database called Luna. Browse the collection or, log in with an Emory user id and password to create "media groups" and export images into presentation programs such as PowerPoint and Keynote, as well as social media programs. Information on using Luna is available here.
Public Programs of Interest to Students

The Carlos Museum offers a wide variety of public programs of interest to Emory students. For a complete listing of these programs, please see the Calendar.

Lectures, Symposia, and Gallery Talks
The Museum's commitment of academic excellence is reflected in the lectures, symposia, and gallery talks presented by the Office of Educational Programs. The Museum draws on the rich resources of the University's faculty and supports Emory's academic mission by bringing nationally and internationally recognized scholars, authors, and artists to campus. Most of these public lectures and symposia are free and all are open to the Emory community and the public. For a listing of upcoming programs, please see the Calendar.
Information for Faculty

The collections of the Michael C. Carlos Museum represent an important curricular resource for Emory faculty. Comprised of over 16,000 works from the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, the ancient Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, and works on paper from the middle ages to the present, the collections offer unique opportunities to engage students in discussions about original works of art and the civilizations that produced them.

The galleries provide an intimate setting for “out of the classroom” teaching. The diverse collections provide points of connection with a variety of disciplines and unique opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Faculty in art history, classics, religion, creative writing, dance, anthropology, and the sciences use the collections regularly in their teaching. The Museum encourages faculty from all disciplines to take advantage of the teaching opportunities available in the galleries and in the Museum’s classroom space using objects and works on paper from storage.

Guided and self-guided tours for students are available by calling 404 727-0519. Members of the Museum staff are available to help create connections between the Museum’s collections and exhibitions and coursework.

The Museum works with academic departments on campus to develop public programs of interest to the academic community. For a complete listing of these programs, please see the Calendar.

Podcasts

The Carlos Museum announces Carlos Conversations, a series of podcasts that use works of art in the Carlos Collection to spark conversations between distinguished members of Emory’s faculty. Developed in conjunction with Antenna Audio, each podcast brings together experts from different disciplines to look at museum objects in new and unusual ways.

Voted "Best Use of New Technology for Exploring Ancient Ideas" in the 2008 "Best of Atlanta" issue of Atlanta Magazine!

Download any podcast to your iPod or any portable mp3 player, bring it to the museum and receive free admission!

Send us your comments about Carlos Conversation podcasts.

Odyssey Online

The Carlos Museum's interactive web site for kids of all ages continues to grow and expand. The ancient American and Greek sections have recently been updated. The Egyptian site is being updated now. Imaginative design and interactive technology create an engaging and entertaining way to explore the art and culture of the ancient world. Designed for the elementary and middle school student, Odyssey Online allows self-directed exploration of works of art in the Museum's collections and the cultures that produced them.

Visit Odyssey Online: Greece

Visit Odyssey Online: Ancient Americas